Tech-Friendly: Desktop and laptop computers best for research

I drew inspiration for this article from the article “Sosnowski: Historic fracking agreement means jobs” ( posted online May 31.

I had set out to write an article about how desktop and laptop computers were often better research tools than tablets and smartphones when surfing the Internet. I lacked an immediate example, though, until I read the article mentioned above.

To begin with, the article is only available online, so I needed an Internet-enabled device to read it. Unfortunately, as many news sources, databases and other materials become digitized, you need Internet access to view this content...